Deputy Head for the Academic Affairs Department

IAPSS Global
Posted 3 weeks ago

Application deadline: 9 July, 2019 23:59 CEST


Become our new Deputy Head for the Academic Affairs Department!


You are…


…passionate about management? Experienced in strategic planning? Passionate about Academic Affairs? And have excellent oral and written English skills? Then you should apply to be the next Deputy Head for the Academic Affairs Department! Join the largest network of political science students worldwide with six regional chapters and various projects that you can manage and develop independently!


Internally, we are a team of highly dedicated students and junior professionals devoted to make an impact on a global scale. We look for individuals motivated to move mountains and thereby bringing together political science students worldwide to shape the future.


Your benefits

  • Management training and professional development by experienced volunteers;
  • Academic consultations from your colleague;
  • Exposure to high-level organisations;
  • Reimbursement for attending specific IAPSS events;
  • Access  to an extensive alumni network that can fire up your career in political science and related professional fields;
  • A volunteering certificate and a recommendation letter;
  • A truly flexible and self-organizing work environment with colleagues worldwide.


Your tasks

You would work together with the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Your core area of work will be to manage the processes within Academic Affairs Department. These tasks range from strategic planning of the Department’s development, to support of Department’s branches such as ADV, SRCs, Politicon and ELA. You will be in charge of managing the Academic Committee, responsible for reviewing and evaluation of IAPSS academic products (conference abstracts, papers). You are able to prioritise the workload yourself and the professional, supportive environment is offered.


Your skills and experiences

  • Independent  in your work ethics: we are specifically looking for proactive people who anticipate problems and solve them before they occur, combined with reliability and flexibility with regard to the work in a highly international environment with a strong intercultural competence;
  • Awareness about rules and procedures for evaluation of academic papers;
  • Group coordination and relational skills;
  • Availability for around 10 hours per week;
  • Communicative skills within both formal discussions and informal conversations;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.


It is beneficial if candidates have:

  • experience with academic research;
  • participated to at least one international conference as a panelist constitutes
  • a significant advantage.
  • experience with the coordination of academic or non-academic




  • You must be a member of IAPSS during the time you hold the position.
  • You are a volunteer! This is no paid position.


Do you see yourself in this position? Even if you don’t match the description in every aspect, we would be happy if you get in touch with us. We are looking for forward-thinking people that are driven by making an impact and believe that everybody can do that!

If you have any questions, please drop a message to your future colleague Oksana Iliuk,

Application deadline: 9 July, 2019 23:59 CEST

Job Features

Job CategoryOrganisational Work, Research

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